Her Majesty goes hi-tech, presents Gold-i with Queen’s Award for Innovation

Gold-i receives the Queen’s Award for innovation, CEO Tom Higgins to attend reception at Buckingham Palace

Ordinarily, it is widely recognized in the FX industry that all awards are completely bogus and are provided to companies in return for some other consideration.

On this basis, LeapRate avoids all mention of awards whether they are provided at events or within publications, as they often bear no relevance to any aspect of the business activities of FX brokers, technology providers or platform companies… except when the Queen of England is making the decision.

As it would simply not be cricket to imply that Her Majesty provides awards on anything other than a genuine basis, an exception can be made in the case of trading systems integration firm Gold-i, which has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation.

This particular award was presented to Gold-i for innovation, in recognition of its achievements in disrupting a global market place, and will be invited to Buckingham Palace for a special reception. Companies which receive the Queen’s Award are entitled to use its emblem within their marketing and advertising material for five years subsequent to presentation.

Over the last five years, Gold-i has provided the global retail FX and CFD trading market with a suite of products which give retail brokers the same execution and risk management tools as institutional brokers, at a fraction of the cost.

According to Tom Higgins, CEO of Gold-i, “It is a huge honour to win this award, to be invited to Buckingham Palace and to receive such a prestigious endorsement for our business achievements.

“By focusing on continual innovation, Gold-i has grown from Surrey start-up to global market leader and we plan to continue to push boundaries to help retail brokers across the globe to trade more profitably and manage risk more effectively.”

Gold-i was established in 2009 by Tom Higgins, a former Chief Technology Officer in the City of London, who spotted a gap in the market for serious expertise in retail foreign exchange technology.

Based at Surrey Technology Centre, the company has grown to 25 employees. According to the company, Gold-i has been profitable from the first year of trading and has experienced significant growth year on year. In terms of market penetration, the firm serves brokers in the UK, Turkey, America, Israel, Australia, Russia, Denmark and Japan – all key regions in the retail trading industry.

The Queens Awards for outstanding business achievement in the fields of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development are made annually by HM The Queen. They are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category. Approximately 40 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in Innovation have been awarded this year to organisations from across the UK.

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